Halle-fing-lujah! You are so right on! The shaming culture has angered me for years now. I completely agree that shaming does nothing but create more division and help people get more stuck in self-righteousness. The only way to create change is to have all the factions work together at the grass roots level and to create a cohesive movement. I hate to tout them, but the Tea Party folks got noticed and effected change. They got their people voted in. We left of center folks need to co-opt their model and get busy! Does it really matter if I use an incorrect pronoun if I am trying to get legislation passed to improve your legal status? I think not. Fuck political correctness, lets make structural change!
Keep writing Freddie!